Dir: Paul King | UK | 2017 | 95 mins
Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Joanna Lumley, Tom Conti
This delightful sequel to the immensely popular Paddington features new cast members – including Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Joanna Lumley and others – and sees the adorable bear happily ensconced with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he’s now a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, he spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.